My five-year-old is loving pre-school, so I wanted to make sight word letter sticks so she could work on her sight words, word building, and letter sounds. It has been a lot of fun to watch her build words and sound them out. Even my seven, nine and twelve year olds love building words with these and seeing what they can come up with. I have color coded them in groups of three and have her mix and match the colors to make even more words. To make these, you will need some paint chips (I got these at our local LOWES in the paint section), popsicle craft sticks, packing tape and scissors.
Cut the colors out that you want to use, and then cut that color into three pieces. Take a permanent marker and write the letters on the paint side. Then take a square of the packing take and put the paint chip in the middle of it. Center the letter on the stick, and the wrap the tape around the stick UNDER the paint chip, then wrap the tape around, securing the paint chip to the popsicle stick, trimming off excess tape. See the pictures for more details…
Here is a list of sight words that you can use to get you started:
I am going to make some more with four letter words as well, as she gets better at these. And right now she can pick out the two letter and one letter words, and even form some sentences. I love seeing my kids learn and grow and figuring things out. I hope this helps your kids as much as it as helped mine, and they find some fun in it as well. I would love to hear how yours turned out.